Are you scared of your freezer? Does something fall out every time you open the door? Do you really know what's hibernating in the back, behind everything? Maybe a neglected bag of peas. Maybe a stray popsicle. Maybe an abandoned package of bacon. Well, that bacon deserves to be eaten! I realized this the other day when a whole chicken came tumbling out of the freezer and revealed a little bag of sweet potato fries that I forgot existed (hooray!). It was time for me to explore and see what else was hiding in there...
I decided that I needed to suck it up and do a thorough inventory check. I'm so glad I did this. One thing I discovered is that we have a lot of duplicates, specifically bagged vegetables.
So I took this whole inventory thing one step further and typed it out in a pretty doc. I considered color coordinating things, then life started knocking on my door and was like "hey don't forget about me".
I pinned it up on the side of the fridge and have visions of us diligently keeping track of things by handwriting the items on the list, and then printing out a fresh one every few months or so. I don't think we're that organized but we'll see how it goes!